The original Ghost Recon and DLC for its sequels are free to keep

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To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon, Ubisoft is giving away the original game, as well as DLC for a couple of its sequels—the Fallen Ghosts add-on for 2017's Ghost Recon Wildlands, and Deep State Adventure for 2019's Ghost Recon Breakpoint. All three are available until October 11 on Ubisoft Connect, and instructions for how to get them are on the giveaway page.

The original Ghost Recon is pretty well-regarded, and in his review back in the day Li C. Kuo gave it a score of 93, saying, "you’ll feel like you’re in the middle of a war movie. One second you're admiring the beauty and serenity of a forest, and the next moment the sky's ablaze with explosions and gunfire, and you're in the middle of the biggest firefight of your life."

From November 2, Ubisoft is giving away free skins for some of the older games. You'll be able to claim gear sets for Scott Mitchell from Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, Alicia Diaz from Ghost Recon 2, and John Kozak from Ghost Recon Future Soldier.

During a 20th anniversary livestream, Ubisoft announced the next game in the series, Ghost Recon Frontline. It'll be a free-to-play class-based battle royale FPS where teams of three compete to complete objectives and then extract from a wide open map. A launch date has not been confirmed.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.